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Contest 32 CS KETCH 'Rode Tulp'

  • Dimensions9.7 x 3.32 x 1.3m
  • Year of build1982
  • DesignerDick Zaal
  • CategorySailing yacht
  • LocationMedemblik, NL


Contest Yachts Pedigree. Must see Classic!

This must see, under Lloyd's rules build Contest 32CS is the pedigree of the renownend Dutch Contest Yard. With her shallow draft throat and spacious headroom she awaits her new owner to explore far horizons. With ample headroom the yacht is suprisingly roomy and has comfortable living accommodations. The ''Red Tulip'' was refitted in 2016 and many updates were carried out. This well conserved beauty is very well equipped, carefully maintained by her current owner and sailready. This turn-key opportunity is to be visited in our heated showroom in Medemblik. We look forward to meeting you soon!


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    32 CS KETCH  
  • Boat name
    Rode Tulp


  • Beam
    3.32 metres  
  • Draft
    1.3 metres  
  • L.o.a.
    9.7 metres  


  • Designer
    Dick Zaal  
  • Builder
    Contest Yachts  
  • Year
  • Hull construction
  • Hull type
    semi S- shape hull  
  • Deck construction
    Polyester superstructure  
  • Keel type
    Shallow draft throat  
  • Ballast
    Approx. 2,900  
  • Displacement
    Approx. 6,500  


  • Fuel
    Gas oil (Preferably) GTL  
  • Cruising speed
    6 knts./ 1800 RPM  
  • Max speed
    7 knts./ 2500 RPM  
  • Engine manufacturer
    Volvo Penta (new engine support 2016)  
  • Engine quantity
    Volvo Penta MD17C  


  • Cabins
    Forward cabin with berth, aft. owners cabin with one double berth and one single berth  
  • Berths
  • Toilet

Rig sails

  • Type
    Ketch rigged (refitted in 2016)  
  • Round wooden rigging
    2 X Neut mast's Zeeland aluminium with deck lights  
  • Lieren
    2 X Seldén ST. in cockpit and 3 X Antal on mast  
  • Sail material
    Contender 7.8 Oz. (2016)  
  • Steunzeil
  • Main sail
    2+2 battened Gaastra 7.8 Oz. Contender cross Cut 24 M2  
  • Bezaan
    Gaastra 7.8 Oz. Contender cross Cut 11 M2  
  • Genua
    Gaastra 7.8 Oz. Contender cross Cut 36 M2  
  • Fok reefsysteem
    Furlex B MK II  
  • Halvewinder bollejan
    Red/ Blue coloured